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UM Investimentos gives foreign players the home advantage

UM Investimentos gives foreign players the home advantage

With trading hitting historic highs at BM&F Bovespa (BVMF), despite the global financial malaise, institutional investors can maximise arbitrage opportunities by turning to Latin America's third-largest and the region's most sustainable exchange.

Friday, 24 May, 2013, 4:27pm

One-stop shop mining services from pit to port

Paulo Libanio, general director

Possessing the mining expertise that addresses supply chain issues from pit to port, Ausenco do Brasil is the best ally for Asian companies looking to enter the lucrative Brazilian mining market.

24 May 2013 - 4:28pm

FMC cultivates partnerships with mainland

FMC cultivates partnerships with mainland

FMC's mission is to feed the world through responsible agriculture. As the fastest-developing company in the Brazilian agricultural sector and owner of an extensive product portfolio, FMC cultivates the use of traditional and biological means to safeguard crops such as soybean, corn, cotton, sugar cane and rice.

24 May 2013 - 4:29pm

Habtec links environment and viable enterprise

Habtec links environment and viable enterprise

Rich in natural resources, Brazil has its own challenges that companies planning to do business there need to address. Environmental laws demand permits and licences that must be obtained prior to operations, as part of the enterprise implementation planning.

24 May 2013 - 4:29pm

Sany's construction equipment bolsters infrastructure projects

Cui Zhongyang, president

Brazil's infrastructure is getting a facelift as its economy matures. The Brazilian government is luring up to HK$504 billion of private investments to upgrade roads, railways, airports and facilities.

24 May 2013 - 4:29pm

Cemi expands offerings to cement Asian spot

Cemi expands offerings to cement Asian spot

Chinese investments are pouring into Brazil as opportunities flourish. The Brazilian central bank reported that 66 per cent of investments are focused on the oil and gas sector while 17 per cent are aimed at metal mining. There is excitement in the market and Cemi, Brazil's leading process control solutions provider, is intent on cementing its spot.

24 May 2013 - 4:27pm

Rotating burners ignite Durag Siena's growth

Ednaldo Silva, managing director for sales and marketing

Emerging economies such as Brazil and China are poised to dominate markets for raw materials and manufactured goods by 2050.

As labour and production costs in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa become competitive, interest for high-quality equipment and services also heightens.

24 May 2013 - 4:27pm

Fosfer fasteners lock global automakers' trust

Hilario Vassoler, owner and general director

Infrastructure projects and increased domestic demand are fuelling the growth of emerging economies, and Brazil is no exception. Rapid developments in the automotive industry pushed Brazil to become the fourth-largest car market in the world, attracting investments from Asian vehicle manufacturers, such as Chery, Geely and JAC.

24 May 2013 - 4:27pm

CNEC WorleyParsons fuses local and international expertise

John Fowlie, president and CEO

Combining the local experience and specialist capabilities of Brazilian engineering company CNEC and Australian multinational service provider WorleyParsons' global footprint and project delivery expertise is the strategy that formed Brazilian engineering, procurement and construction management powerhouse CNEC WorleyParsons.

24 May 2013 - 4:27pm

Quimica Anastacio spurs growth through chemical distribution

Jan Krueder, CEO

Chemical companies are evolving. As new markets emerge and low-cost producers rise amid tightening constraints on raw materials, companies are reshaping their business to rise above the industry's challenges.

Quimica Anastacio meets the chemical industry's demands by shifting its 72-year-old chemical production business to distribution.

9 Apr 2013 - 5:27pm

Martin ensures cleaner, safer, productive materials handling

Javier Schmal, managing director for Latin America

Handling and moving bulk materials have been basic yet challenging processes since the dawn of the industrial era. When industries had no choice but to employ dirty, noisy, damaging and hazardous means, one visionary dared to ask: "How can I make these operations cleaner, safer and more productive?"

24 May 2013 - 4:29pm

RungePincockMinarco adds value through planning

Barton Stone, director of Brazil office

In mining, every block should be profitable. As a veteran in the game, RungePincockMinarco (RPM) knows there is no substitute for careful planning in this increasingly global business. In Brazil, a joint venture is the best approach to long-term profitability.

24 May 2013 - 4:29pm

GEORADAR uses geophysics to lead way in mining and oil exploration

Luiz Nagata, chief financial officer

Knowing where to drill for oil several kilometres beneath the Atlantic requires the ability to transform geophysical know-how into appropriate commercial field applications. GEORADAR has developed this skill to become the leading provider of seismic mapping and related geological services for Brazil's oil and mining sectors.

24 May 2013 - 4:29pm

Integral offers front-row access to fixed-income securities

Guilherme Camargo, managing partner

The secondary market for fixed-income securities in Brazil relies more on the ingenuity and expertise of a few key players with deep knowledge and foresight than on an organised exchange.

Integral Investimentos takes investors into the midst of these transactions as the country's No 1 independent asset manager offering structured credit investment funds.

24 May 2013 - 4:29pm

Coldemar resins take floor with Cascolac brand revival

Carolina Camillo, marketing manager

Being one of the few remaining 100 per cent Brazilian companies in the market is an edge Coldemar knows how to translate into added value for its resin customers.

"Coldemar represents the best that Brazil can offer when it comes to wood resins and related products," says marketing manager Carolina Camillo.

24 May 2013 - 4:29pm